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Broward County approves first segment of the southern commuter rail link

Broward commuter rail study area map
Florida Department of Transportation
Broward commuter rail study area map

The Broward County Commission on Thursday climbed aboard a plan for a proposed first segment of a commuter rail link that would provide local train services between Aventura and a point south of the New River in Fort Lauderdale.

By unanimous consent, the commissioners approved $15.5 million for development and a study and directed the county to seek federal dollars to construct the service along the Florida East Coast Railway line.

The so-called Broward Commuter Rail link would hook up with a segment being funded by Miami-Dade County between Aventura and the MiamiCentral station in downtown Miami.

Read more from our news partner, the South Florida Sun Sentinel.